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Annual Investment Meeting 2017 (AIM 2017)

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the 7th edition of the Annual Investment Meeting will be hosted from April 2-4, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center.
AIM is a premier three-day FDI focused event that includes an executive thought leadership conference, a ministerial roundtable, country presentations, workshops, exhibition, investment awards, networking functions AIM presents itself as the new emerging markets FDI stimulator, fast developing economies growth incubator, and semi-industrialized nations leadership partner. AIM's mission is to provide all participants, from the public and private sectors from around the globe, with a prestigious forum to learn, discuss, exchange views and experiences and above all, AIM offers cross industry project developers a safe and sound platform to present their projects and schedule G2B and Express B2B meetings with institutional, corporate and individual high-net worth individuals seeking lucrative and reliable projects for their capital.
The theme of the 7th edition of the Annual Investment Meeting will be “International Investment, the Path to Competitiveness and Development“.
Special discounted rates are available on confirming participation through COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA)
AIM 2017 Features are categorized as follows:
Main Features
Interactive Conference
Capacity Building Workshops
International Exhibition
Country Presentation/Investment Destination
Investor’s Hub
County Closed Roundtables
Online & Onsite Networking Platforms
Online Platform – Project Tank, Connecting Business Globally, Presdo Match, Word Investment Map
Business Matchmaking – scheduled G2G, G2B, B2B, Lunch and Gala Dinner
Awards & Ceremonies
Investment Awards
Startups Awards
AIM Connect
Consultancy Service that can be provided throughout the year.
Your involvement in AIM 2017 may include participating in any of the main features below:
AIM Exhibition
The Exhibition is a unique event to bring together, on the one hand, the world leading institutional investors, private financiers, high profile government officials & asset owners and, on the other hand, international projects promoters, global or regional business owners, who will convene to discuss the key requirements of today’s foreign direct investment trends.
AIM Conference
AIM 2017 will produce a leading investment annual conference with faculty of topnotch global experts, renowned academics, and seasoned practitioners to enlighten AIM attendees with current investment trends and latest developments in an ever-changing and dynamic world of FDI.
AIM Investment Destinations/ Country Presentation
Country Presentations will be held in a dedicated area inside the Exhibition linked to the Conference area. To ensure quality, only 10 Country Presentations will be available for AIM 2017.
Each Country Presentation booking comes with either 12 or 24 square meters space in the exhibition.
Country Presentation booking will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis
Each presentation will run for a duration of 45minutes to 1 hour
A dedicated e-blast will be sent to the AIM network to attract participants/attendees.
AIM Country Closed Roundtables
Each Roundtable comes with a 12sqm  exhibition space
AIM will be in charge of inviting counterpart organizations based on targeted sectors of the participating country
 The Roundtable meetings will run for a duration of 90minutes
For more details about AIM and other features, visit or contact Kaosar Nazia (Business Development Manager, AIM), Tel: + 971 4 392 3232 ext.117, Email
Or refer to COMESA RIA